Identical Twins

2848101406I’m loving these images of twins Amanda and Emilia Musacchia wearing matching garments from Samantha Pleet’s SS ’15 collection. Is there anything more striking than twins in matching outfits? I’ve always had a fascination with identical twins, especially when they are clothed the same. Now, you might think how often does that happen? But I used to see these two women, identical twins, wearing the exact same outfit, every single day. It got me wondering about them, and their lives and what it feels like to have someone who is so genetically similar to you.

All that aside, I love these images for how simple they are and how they feel like film stills, which is always my favourite photography – it does not seem over produced, but rather, casual and honest, capturing moments in time and life as it happens.

Photography & MUA: Kristin Gallegos
Creative Direction, Styling and Clothing: Samantha Pleet
Models: Amanda Musacchia and Emilia Musacchia
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Incandescent

s_7_1024x1024Brooklyn based retail store Swords Smith just released this stunning editorial shot by Hannah Metz and styled/modeled by Emily Theobald, which I happened upon because I follow both these ladies on instagram and originally their respective blogs (that are now sort of defunct). I have such respect for both these women and their talents. I pretty much love anything either of them produce, and this editorial is no exception. The styling is so on point, which doesn’t surprise me because Emily is one of my favourite stylists – she can adapt to any style seamlessly while remaining true to her vision. It’s always an added bonus when she models her looks as well because she is one of the most photogenic women, ever. As for Hannah, she has been a long time favourite of mine, both for her sartorial choices and her photography. This particular editorial feels different from any work I have seen of hers and just like Emily, proves her ability adapt to any style that comes her way. The white background mixed with bright patterns and lush colours is what sold me straight away. The whole vibe feels very 70s psychedelic while remaining modern, easy going and totally in line with today’s trends. Love love love.
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Charlotte

000085210004Here are the final images from the shoot I styled a few weekends back with Danielle. Danielle almost exclusively shoots on film, so, understandably, things can occasionally go wrong with the images and developing process, which was the case with the outdoor shots from this shoot. But that’s quite alright, I’m quite smitten with how these shots turned out, and I hope you are too.

Photography: Danielle Suzanne
Model: Charlotte Bate (Elite Model Management)
Stylist: Alexandra Spence (hi, me)
MUA & Hair: Leesa of Pinch Cosmetics
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The Wind Rises

landingzone copyI’m so excited to be able to share with you the final images from our editorial published in the most recent issue of Bricks Magazine. Getting to work with Audrey was such a dream and she was the perfect model for this concept piece. I can’t get over how beautiful she looks (always) and what an amazing job Gerald and the whole team did on this one. If you’re interested in getting a copy of the magazine you can find it here.

The Wind Rises for Bricks Magazine
Photography: Gerald Larocque
Model: Audrey Kitching
MUA: Lisa Arsenault of Pinch Cosmetics
Styling: Alexandra Spence (me!)
Clothing: Larkspur Vintage, my personal wardrobe and Rosehound Apparel

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Behind The Scenes / Winter Whimsy

DSC_1250On Saturday I made my way over to Brantford, ON to style and work on another photoshoot with Gerald, Annya and our model Emma. About 1 month ago I was given some pieces from Mode Laboratory’s SS 2015 collection and was waiting for the perfect time to use them. While the pieces are indeed Spring/Summer I thought they worked splendidly with our wintery photoshoot. There is something so magical about winter landscapes and a model adorned in white and pastel pieces. Mode Laboratory’s pieces are whimsical in and of themselves and I think they were a match made in heaven for the work that Gerald produces. I’m uncertain when I’ll be able to show you the final images, but for now, here are a few behind the scene photos I took during the shoot.

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